Question about Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera
I have had no problems with my camera (about 15 mos old) until now. When I power it on to take a picture the screen where my subject is usually focused shows the camera mode information, with a black background, rather than my subject. I cannot take a picture.
For the initial problem, it sounds like the connection between the image sensor and the rest of the electronics came loose. Not much you can do unless you are comfortable taking the camera apart, and looking for the tiny little ribbon connector that has probably come loose. To get to the image sensor to look for bad connections generally means taking the camera completely apart, not just removing the case. Sorry.
If the camera is 15 months old check and see how you paid for it. Some credit cards offer automatic warranty extension for things bought with the credit card. If the original warranty was a year you might still be covered by an extended warranty if your credit card company does this.
For the people looking for a manual in this thread I found a manual for the 5385 at retrevo.com
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
My camera has been working fine until now. I can turn it on and review what is there, but to take a new picture a blank screen comes up and I am unable to take a picture.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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